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Friday, January 2, 2015

Ringing in the New Year 2015


 Ringing in the New Year - 2015

New Year's Day. There is a saying that says that what you do on the first day of the new year is an indicator to the rest of the year. I hope so!!! I did just what I loved, cooked for family, saw dear friends and had the best day of the year!!!

Faux florals in a Hutschenreuter tureen. This also gave me a spot to hide the battery packs for the fairy lights. I purchased all of mine on Amazon. The link is HERE. I have them in 30 foot lengths, 20 foot lengths and shorter. I fell in love with them when I saw the Christmas vignette on Restoration Hardware and then I went looking for a less expensive version. I filled the tureen with cotton balls, regular *stuffing* from the craft store would have been better, but it was icy around here. 

Black napkins were tethered in glimmering beaded napkin rings from Pier One.

Silver trays used as chargers. I had been picking these up at estate sales, but came across a large lot on ebay to round out settings for the multitudes. I used clear glass plates from World Market. These have the cute nobbies around the edge. I haven't seen this version there in a while. Ah, the clocks... I downloaded pictures of clock faces. Many different ones. Printed them, cut them out and placed them under the plates. The placemat on the black tablecloth is vintage. Flatware is from Horchows.

As I eluded in the last post about planning a year ahead, I was able to pick up the lighted trees at Dillards last year on sale. I've really enjoyed them this year. Added a few silver baubles to the centerpiece and I was done. Mikasa Parklane water/iced tea goblets rounded out the placesetting. Champagne glasses were dispensed to those who wanted at the drink station.

It's become second nature to decorate the chandelier.

I added super glittery snowflakes and icicles to the spokes of the chandelier. 

I've always wanted to be a fly on the wall, but I think a fly in the chandelier might be better!!

Yes, we lit the candles at lunch. they really added to the shimmer and shine on the table. We kept the drapes closed behind the table because of the bitter cold. It is a large, expansive window and sitting there can be cool. 

From our clan to yours, we wish you a year filled with health, joy and enough.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how grey the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
(The copyright for this poem belongs to the author: Bob Perkins)



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